Mar 4, 2013 3:00am PST
accurate. the president did propose this. he didn't want it to become law, and republicans supported it. but it was the white house's idea. he said there unequivocally it will not happen. and yet it's happened. is there some responsibility he bears for that? >> david, jonathan chase of new york magazine, you know, gave the following analogy. a mugger comes up to you and says, give me your wallet. you say, i don't have my wallet but here's my watch. well, technically, giving your watch was your idea. but it doesn't really tell the whole story. we know, everyone knows, that the president wanted an enforcement mechanism that included revenues on the most well off. the speaker insisted, the republicans insisted that, it just be an enforcement mechanism. because we were forced to do that it is true we suggested going back to the graham ruddman hollings method -- >> that's what he said in the debate, i didn't propose it. >> i think it's most accurate that they did propose an all spending mechanism that would have the type of harmful impacts on defense and on education and research. and the id
Mar 10, 2013 11:00am PDT
in the sort of longer term we may be thinking about, well, what if, i'm an associate at a law firm and i might get married some day and i might have children. so -- and she talks about leaving before you leap. i think it's really important, but i think it also answers the question, david, of why it's so controversial, which is this is something that hits all of us close to home. if we're deciding to stay home with our children, we could feel criticized by this, so that is not her intention. if we don't have the flexibility or the luxury of choosing to stay home, which most women don't, they're working because they need the paycheck, we could feel criticized and resentful of her. so because she's talking about something that really hits at the core of our beings is why the hate word comes in. >> let me bring steve in on this. >> poor steve. >> no. we have a voice in this, at least some perspective on it. in the political realm you worked closely with sarah palin. one of the things that strikes me about sarah palin, here was a conservative woman that was a relatively new governor and
Mar 3, 2013 11:00am PST
law on your side. >>> this sunday, the sequester happened. spending cuts now take affect across the board. what will the impact be as washington stumbles along to the next fiscal crisis? >> the president and congressional leaders meet, but no deal. >> none of this is necessary. it's happening because a choice that republicans in congress have made. >> should the president have done more? >> i am not a dictator. i'm the president. >> any chance that the gop will cave on more taxes? >> there's no one in this town who's tried harder to come to an agreement with the president to deal with our long-term spending. no one. >> this morning, my exclusive interview with speaker of the house john boehner. and the white house view from top economic adviser to the president, gene spurling, who found himself in the middle of a feud with bob woodward. >>> and later, insights and analysis from the roundtable. the politics of the budget showdown and some other debates this week. the future of the voting rights act and whether working from home is still ok. >>> from nbc news in washington, the world'